U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)
Thursday, September 6, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 9, 2018 (All day) (Open Event)
National Minority AIDS Council
This year USCA and NMAC will focus on Trauma Informed Care (TIC) as a roadmap to healing. Trauma informed care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. TIC also emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both consumers and providers and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. The trauma of violence, HIV, racism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, and xenophobia cannot be underestimated in how they inform people’s willingness to get healthcare. As we all know, retention in healthcare is essential for people living with HIV. It is also necessary for people on PrEP. NMAC believes this is one of the primary reasons why people of color have such different health outcomes when compared to their white counterparts.
Topic(s): Cultural Competence, Community Health Centers, HIV Continuum of Care, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, HIV Primary Care, Case Management, Mental / Behavioral Health, Substance Use / Abuse, Support Services, Stigma, OIs & Comorbid Conditions, Adolescents and Young Adults, Adults over 50, Health Disparities, African Americans, Sexual and Gender Minorities
Event Type: Conferences & Events